PREMISE: Food waste has environmental, socio-economic and health impacts. It accounts for more than 1/4 of the total freshwater consumption and wastes more than 300 million barrels of oil.
If all the world had the same voracity of us Europeans, it would take 3 planets to produce the amount of food demanded…
A DECLARATION AGAINST FOOD WASTE IS NEEDED!
8 GOALS BUT THE MAIN GOAL IS : to take common action to prevent and reduce food waste on a global and European scale
SUPPORTED BY : academics and researchers from different countries around the world, members of the European Parliament, politicians and representatives of international organizations and the civil society
GOAL 1: to reduce by 50% the amount of food waste on national, European and global level + involve all the stakeholders of the food chain
GOAL 2: the reduction of 50% of food waste as an essential element of all national food and agricultural policies, both in developed and in developing countries. Such objective should be achieved by 2025 .
GOAL 3: the creation of a Global Partnership Against Food Waste to share awareness, technologies, processes, ideas, projects.
GOAL 4: Food waste as an additional target within Goal 7 (“Ensure environmental sustainability”)
GOAL 5: In total agreement with the final declaration of the Ministers of Agriculture of the G8 countries in 2009 on "Agriculture, Food Security and the International Agenda", we call for increased investments in science and research, technology, education, dissemination and innovation in agriculture to reduce food waste.
GOAL 6: the development of practical solutions and improved communications to make it easier for consumers to get the most from the food they buy and learn how to waste less of it.
GOAL 7: F ood waste reduction to become one of the priority on the agenda for the European Commission.
GOAL 8: we urge the European Commission to review the existing legislation applicable to waste with a view to drawing up a proposal for a specific directive by the end of 2015.
We call on the Commission to provide a quantification under the National Emissions Plan of the CO2-equivalent reductions obtained from recycling and composting and to support the Member States in introducing ambitious targets for the recycling of food waste.